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Entries now open for the HSBC Road to Wimbledon 2013

Tim Henman and John Barrett with 2012 Road to Wimbledon champion Emily Arbuthnott
Thursday 29 November 2012

As Tournament Director I would like to provide entry details for the 2013 HSBC Road to Wimbledon 14 & under Challenge.

The All England Club, HSBC and the Lawn Tennis Association all look forward to another successful tournament and thank you for your hard work and support.

A reminder to you that the closing date for Stage 1 venues is 31 January 2013.

The online entry form needs to be submitted by clubs/parks or schools and not by individual players, parents or coaches as the club or school need to agree to run a Road to Wimbledon event for their 14 & under juniors.

Entry brochures will have been distributed to relevant clubs and schools via their county office from mid-November and this must be completed by 31st January.

This wonderful event began in 2002 and is open to all clubs and schools as well as local parks and tennis facilities throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

There are a lot of details of the event with photo galleries and information on past National Finals on the official website www.hsbcroadtowimbledon.com.

There is also a list of County Organisers attached to the entry form pdf on the top left of the home page which give the contact details if anyone would like more information on hosting a Stage 1 event.

I do hope you will read the entry details and give the opportunity for your young players to progress through to the County Finals and National Finals played on the world famous grass at Wimbledon from 12-17 August 2013.

Organising your own Road to Wimbledon event at your courts will go a long way to encourage competition at the grass roots level in a social and fun way with the unique opportunity to progress to play at Wimbledon the home of The Championships.

Paul Hutchins
Tournament Director

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